Letterbook 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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contend for it to the Last, you will recollect  that the Lord has said that Zion should not  be moved out of her place therefore the land  should not be sold but held by the brethren  until the Lord in his wisdom open a way  for your return and until that time if  you can purchase a tract of Land in  for present imergenes it is right you  should do so if you can do it and not  sell your Land in it is not  safe for us to send you a writen revelation  on the subject but what is writen above is  according to wisdom, I haste to a close to  give room for and remain  yours in the bonds of the
Joseph Smith J

Letter to Edward Partridge and Others • 10 December 1833

Ohio December 10th 1833
Beloved brethren ,   , and all the saints  whom it may concern.
This morning the mail brought bros.   & s letters & also s, all  mailed at Nov. 19th which gave us  the melancholy inteligence of your flight from  the land of your having been dri ven before the face of your enemies in that place
From previous letters we had learned that a  number of our brethren have been slain, but  we could not learn from those refered to above  as there had been but one, that was bro [Andrew] Barber  and wounded in the bowels, we were  thankful to learn that no more were slain, and  our daily prayers are, that the Lord will not suf fer his saints who have gone up to his land to keep  his , to stain his holy mountain [p. 70]
contend for it to the Last, you will recollect that the Lord has said that Zion should not be moved out of her place therefore the land should not be sold but held by the brethren until the Lord in his wisdom open a way for your return and until that time if you can purchase a tract of Land in for present imergenes it is right you should do so if you can do it and not sell your Land in it is not safe for us to send you a writen revelation on the subject but what is writen above is according to wisdom, I haste to a close to give room for and remain yours in the bonds of the
Joseph Smith J

Letter to Edward Partridge and Others • 10 December 1833

Ohio December 10th 1833
Beloved brethren , , and all the saints whom it may concern.
This morning the mail brought bros. & s letters & also s, all mailed at Nov. 19th which gave us the melancholy inteligence of your flight from the land of your having been driven before the face of your enemies in that place
From previous letters we had learned that a number of our brethren have been slain, but we could not learn from those refered to above as there had been but one, that was bro Andrew Barber and wounded in the bowels, we were thankful to learn that no more were slain, and our daily prayers are, that the Lord will not suffer his saints who have gone up to his land to keep his , to stain his holy mountain [p. 70]
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